List of most-followed Twitter accounts
The list below contains the top 50 accounts with the largest number of followers on the social media platform Twitter. Former U.S. president Barack Obama tops the list with over 108 million followers. The most followers by female is American singer Katy Perry, she was also the first to exceed 100 million followers, in June 2017.
Top 50 accounts
The following table lists the top 50 most followed accounts on Twitter, with each total rounded to the nearest million followers, as well as the profession or activity of each user, and their country of origin. It was last updated on August 15, 2019[update].
|1.||@BarackObama||Barack Obama||108||Former U.S. president||United States|
|2.||@katyperry||Katy Perry||108||Musician||United States|
|4.||@rihanna||Rihanna||93||Musician and businesswoman||Barbados|
|5.||@taylorswift13||Taylor Swift||84||Musician||United States|
|7.||@ladygaga||Lady Gaga||79||Musician and actress||United States|
|8.||@TheEllenShow||Ellen DeGeneres||78||Comedian||United States|
|9.||@YouTube||YouTube||72||Online video platform||United States|
|10.||@jtimberlake||Justin Timberlake||65||Musician and actor||United States|
|11.||@ArianaGrande||Ariana Grande||65||Musician and actress||United States|
|12.||@realDonaldTrump||Donald Trump||63||Current U.S. president||United States|
|13.||@KimKardashian||Kim Kardashian||62||Television personality||United States|
|14.||@selenagomez||Selena Gomez||58||Musician and actress||United States|
|15.||57||Social media platform||United States|
|16.||@britneyspears||Britney Spears||56||Musician||United States|
|17.||@cnnbrk||CNN Breaking News||56||News channel||United States|
|19.||@jimmyfallon||Jimmy Fallon||51||Comedian||United States|
|20.||@narendramodi||Narendra Modi||49||Current Prime Minister of India||India|
|21.||@BillGates||Bill Gates||48||Businessman and philanthropist||United States|
|23.||@nytimes||The New York Times||44||Newspaper||United States|
|24.||@JLo||Jennifer Lopez||44||Musician and actress||United States|
|25.||@MileyCyrus||Miley Cyrus||44||Musician and actress||United States|
|26.||@KingJames||LeBron James||43||Basketball player||United States|
|27.||@BrunoMars||Bruno Mars||43||Musician||United States|
|28.||@CNN||CNN||43||News channel||United States|
|29.||@Oprah||Oprah Winfrey||42||Television personality and businesswoman||United States|
|30.||@BBCBreaking||BBC Breaking News||40||News channel||United Kingdom|
|32.||@iamsrk||Shah Rukh Khan||39||Actor and film producer||India|
|35.||@BeingSalmanKhan||Salman Khan||38||Actor and film producer||India|
|36.||36||Social media platform||United States|
|37.||@SportsCenter||SportsCenter||36||Sports channel||United States|
|38.||@KevinHart4real||Kevin Hart||36||Comedian and actor||United States|
|39.||@wizkhalifa||Wiz Khalifa||35||Rapper||United States|
|40.||@LilTunechi||Lil Wayne||34||Rapper||United States|
|41.||@espn||ESPN||34||Sports channel||United States|
|42.||@Harry_Styles||Harry Styles||33||Musician||United Kingdom|
|43.||@Louis_Tomlinson||Louis Tomlinson||33||Musician||United Kingdom|
|44.||@realmadrid||Real Madrid C.F.||33||Football club||Spain|
|45.||@LiamPayne||Liam Payne||33||Musician||United Kingdom|
|46.||@NASA||NASA||32||Space agency||United States|
|50.||@chrisbrown||Chris Brown||31||Musician||United States|
- On July 12, 2018, Twitter purged locked accounts—those disabled due to suspicious activity—from follower-count tallies. Consequently, Twitter's own account took the fastest and greatest plunge out of all the top 50 accounts, from 63 million to 55 million followers, and in ranking, from 11th to 16th place.
- On February 3, 2019, American singer Demi Lovato deleted her Twitter account after being involved in a controversy. At the time, she was ranked 14th and had over 57 million followers.
- "Twitter: Most Followers". Friend or Follow. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
- Cirisano, Tatiana (June 16, 2017). "Katy Perry Becomes First to Hit 100 Million Twitter Followers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
- Spangler, Todd (July 11, 2018). "Twitter to Purge Locked Accounts From Follower Counts, Warns of Potential 'Significant Drop' in Followers". Variety. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
- Simani, Ellis; Schleuss, Jon (July 13, 2018). "Here are the biggest losers from Twitter's purge". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
- Miller, Hayley (February 4, 2019). "Demi Lovato Deletes Twitter Account After Hateful Backlash Over 21 Savage Meme". HuffPost. Retrieved February 4, 2019.